Post # 1
I’m now 26wks, and had really been enjoying the last few months of pregnancy. I’m not sure what exactly changed, but yesterday SUCKED. For the furst time, I felt really huge and unweildy, exhausted, bloated/full but hungry at the same time, unproductive, achy, ugly, etc–you name it, I felt it. And I’m still supposed to be in the easy trimester! I looked in the mirror last night and just thought, “I really do not want to be pregnant right now” (and then immediately felt guilty). It was a little better this morning but not much. And I’m afraid I might be coming down with my hubby’s cold, which would really suck right now. I have a lot of travel coming up (starting this weekend), some of it vacation but still just not looking forward to dealing with planes, etc.
Anyone want to offer advice, even of the just-suck-it-up variety, or commiserate? I really hope this is only temporary!
Post # 3
I was really uncomfortable for the first time a few days ago. I just felt soooo heavy… and I’m not even really that big. I would get winded walking to the kitchen and my hip joints were aching. Thankfully I feel better now. Just remember being pregnant is only temporary and you’re body’s probably trying to fight off that cold- it’s an uncomfortable combo! Hang in there lady, it will all be ok!
Post # 4
has your life changed a lot since becoming pregnant? Sometimes I think it can be isolating, since you don’t have as much energy and may not enjoy the same activities. If you feel up to exercise, maybe that will get the happy juices flowing, and make sure you get a lot of rest and hydration before your trips.
Overall, though, I think you just have to allow yourself all these new, strong emotions, and try not to feel too guilty. Almost everything you can face in pregnancy, thousands of other women have felt the same way!